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UN Appeals for $266M to End Food Cuts to Millions of Refugees in Eastern Africa

The World Food Program and the U.N. Refugee Agency are appealing for $266 million to restore full food rations for more than 3 million refugees in Eastern Africa. Millions of refugees in camps across East Africa are not getting enough to eat. U.N. agen…

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COVAX Supplied Coronavirus Vaccinations Underway in Africa

A mass vaccination effort against COVID-19 is getting underway in Africa this week through the World Health Organization’s COVAX initiative. The Ivory Coast and Ghana on Monday began vaccinating health care and essential workers with the AstraZeneca v…

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Thousands Flee Rebel Violence in Central African Republic

Monique Moukidje fled her home in Central African Republic’s town of Bangassou in January when rebels attacked with heavy weapons, the fighting killing more than a dozen people.“I ran away because the bullets have no eyes,” the 34-year-old said sittin…

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Refugees’ Frustration Drives Renewed Western Sahara Conflict

Generations of young Sahrawis have grown up in Algeria’s remote desert refugee camps largely forgotten by the outside world and now see no prospect of an independent homeland in Western Sahara except through a new war their leaders say has already beg…

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Rwanda Paid for Flight That Brought Hotel Rwanda ‘Hero’ to Kigali

Rwandan Justice Minister Johnston Busingye said in an interview broadcast Friday that Kigali had paid for the plane that brought the hero of the hit movie Hotel Rwanda to his home country to be arrested and tried.A critic of Rwandan President Paul Kaga…

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Western Ethiopia Fighting Sends Thousands Fleeing to Sudan

The U.N. refugee agency reports intercommunal violence in Ethiopia’s Western Benishangul Gumuz region has sent thousands of people fleeing for safety to Sudan’s Blue Nile State in recent weeks.Insecurity in Ethiopia’s Metekel zone in Benishangul Gumuz …

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In Important Step for Blind People, Malian Linguists Translate Bambara into Braille

Linguists and Braille experts in Mali have translated the country’s most widely spoken African language, Bambara, into Braille for the country’s blind. Bambara is spoken and understood by about 15 million Malians, even more than the colonial French, ma…

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In Important Step for Blind People, Malian Linguists Translate Bambara into Braille

Linguists and Braille experts in Mali have translated the country’s most widely spoken African language, Bambara, into Braille for the country’s blind. Bambara is spoken and understood by about 15 million Malians, even more than the colonial French, ma…

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